Paul Sinha, known as The Sinnerman on The Chase, opened up about life with Parkinson’s in a new interview. The ITV quizmaster explained that he wanted to “make the most of it” after breaking the news to the public.
Paul was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in June 2019 and shared his diagnosis in a candid tweet.
The 51-year-old has since explained that he wants to shed a more positive light on his condition.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease in which parts of the brain are gradually damaged over many years.
Symptoms can include memory problems, difficulty sleeping, and problems with balance, among other issues.
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Speaking in a new interview alongside BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones – who has also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease – the couple spoke candidly about their condition.
When asked if he regrets being made public, Paul admits he has none.
“We have only one choice with Parkinson’s disease, and that’s to accept it and make the most of it,” said The Chase quizzer. Radio time.
“And the more support you have, the more people who understand you and understand what you are going through, the better your quality of life.”
“Whatever next stage of my life is for me, many others have it much worse,” he continued.
Paul said he intended to “continue chasing, continue writing and acting [and] keep quiz “while joking that appearing on Dancing on Ice was probably” out of the question “.
“A lot of people have asked ‘What can I do to help?’” He concluded. “The answer is to treat me exactly the same as before.”
Paul regularly participates in ITV’s popular quiz program The Chase alongside host Bradley Walsh and fellow quizzes Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis.
He is also featured on the ITV spinoff show Beat The Chasers, but missed filming on the series that aired earlier this year due to illness.
Paul tweeted at the time: “New episodes of Beat The Chasers are on the way.
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t good with the recordings and couldn’t participate this time around. I feel a lot better now. X.”
The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5 p.m. ET.
You can read the entire interview in Radio schedules out now.